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i want to give you a sense of the destruction here that line that you can see on that wall back there that's how high the water got several meters and if you walk around this house you really get a sense of the power of this storm hurricane dorian remember a category 5 when gusts upwards of 350 kilometers per hour a storm surge that came in several kilometers inland i mean the level of destruction here is just about as bad as hurricane damage gets everything that we're seeing here in this debris is washing machines furniture everything and it want to show you how bad it is outside it gets even worse we have to be very careful where we walk in here there's still a lot of mud a lot of debris the structure of this home is actually not very good so we want to be very careful here but look at the senate look at look at the destruction out here just debris everywhere there's power lines there's telephone poles there's people's entire livelihoods just lying out here in the street and the big concern right now apart from loss of life apart from the efforts of search and rescue crews
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looking for the people that are still missing are the shortages food water medicine all of this this crisis continues to unfold and it could still get worse without immediate action from the international community and warnings are in place in canada us how to condone and makes its way up to the u.s. coast it's expected to make landfall in nova scotia and saddam is a category one how to can these 4 people were killed in the u.s. and then had to city was cut to hundreds of thousands of homes a number of buildings were destroyed and tons of a flooded north carolina which was hit by more than a dozen tornadoes charleston in south carolina was also in the day to. so i had a knowledge of syria with warnings the u.s. china trade war could take years to resolve we look at the challenges and opportunities it's created. art or insult an exhibition of nazi design opens and then the it's.
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hello again it's good to have you back what we are seeing plenty of sun over here across parts of eastern china that has been the trend over the last few days and fortunately you can be seeing that as we go through the rest of the weekend as well so here on sunday for shanghai 31 degrees all the way down towards hong kong you may pick up a shower or 2 but we don't expect it to be heavy at all over here towards physio it is going to be a hot day at $35.00 degrees here on sunday by the time we get towards monday things get a little bit better but notice over here towards taipei we're watching a developing circulation and that could bring a little bit more heavy rain across much of that area well down here across parts of india are going to be seeing some very heavy rain across central as well as western india but really down here across the southwestern coast as well some rain totals could exceed well over $200.00 millimeters in just 24 to 48 hours so more localized flooding across much of this area new delhi you could be seeing
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a rain shower too but by monday the rain possibly ends fuel we do expect to see a time to there of 36 degrees and then very quickly here across much of the gulf it is going to be the winds over the next few days on sunday expect to see a tempter here in doha at $42.00 degrees with windy conditions and by the time we get towards monday $42.00 degrees still down across parts of amman it is going to be clouds along the coast with the temperatures low at $29.00. cancer plays the experience the way it's like never before categorically he's going
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places to get. your chin on his ear a reminder of our top stories this hour a parent says has begun using new advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium as it continues to reduce its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal iran's atomic energy agency says european countries don't have much time left to save the deal. $24.00 ukrainian sailors held prisoner in russia have returned home the much awaited prisoner swap sold the 2 countries exchanged $35.00 prisoners on each side. i can dorian is now known to have killed at least $43.00 people in the bahamas the total
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is expected to rise because hundreds of islanders remain unaccounted for. former sudanese president omar al bashir has been denied bail by a court in khartoum on saturday he's facing charges of corruption and illegal use of foreign funds but she is says the $25000000.00 he received from the saudi crown prince muhammad bin sultan wasn't used for private purposes is lawyer says his client denies all charges against him he will log and has more from the heart to. this is the 4th quarter hearing and the corruption charges against vance former president already bashir where he's being charged with a list of financial gains corruption and bribery now the former president had previously stated that he wished the whole trial was secretive because he did not want to mention the name of saudi arabian crown prince mohammed bin solomon where he previously stated that he did indeed receive $25000000.00 from the crown prince investigators also revealed during the 1st hearing that he received millions of
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dollars from the united arab emirates ruler as well now the former president has continued to plead not guilty to the charges against him and his defense lawyers which comprised of more than 130 lawyers say that they won the charges against the former president dropped because when the money was given to him it was given to him as a person and not as a president today the judge listened to this lead to the witnesses from the defense side and said that all financial dealings every single money he gave away was documented and that their documents to prove that and receipts to prove that the president did not and spend the money that he received. a witness testified that africa international university which the president admitted giving money to had indeed received money in the sum of 4000000 euros and that that was documented in university records our 2nd witness who was an office manager of the president also confirmed that the president gave him money which he had been distributed to other people. now the charges that are not being mentioned in this trial are the charges
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against him for inciting to protest demonstrations began nationwide in december now the transitional government which has been formed has said that they are going to try to set up an independent judicial system to hold the president to account for crimes committed in the water region of darfur but also in the southern regions and south but people in the streets have been protesting and they're saying that the trial is a sham and an attempt to divert their attention from the real crimes that has been committed not just by the president but by his government as well they're saying that throughout the years they have been so many crimes committed so many lives lost and they want to make sure that not just the president but those who are his allies and the government are also held to account and they're saying that if that justice is not delivered and they will consider that the revolution that bay started is not yet complete so the arabia's reiterating that it will not lift the blockade on qatar before its demands are met the statement from the kingdom's news agency accuses quarter of what it calls serious secrets and public violations the
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saudi law book aid was imposed more than 2 years ago has repeatedly rejected allegations of supporting what the blockading countries described as terrorist groups. chad's government is hoping the appointment of a new regional sultan well help end the deadly conflict in the east of the country 40 people have been killed since the start of august in clashes between cattle herders and farmers and it's being made worse because of the large amount of weapons flowing in from libya central african republic and sudan set of emergency has been declared in the war. and to besting regions money has more. a moment of celebration as tribal elders swear in a new cell to. reach a centrist tradition. but sharif mohamadi abdul hadi has been sworn in to solve the crisis of more recent times that led to
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a state of emergency in 3 regions of chad. is that. dozens of people have been killed as a conflict between farmers and herdsman as in the past few months i had been here we have been here for more than 400 years and we haven't seen such a problem that started 3 months ago we will cooperate with the authorities and the people of daraa die those 40 people who lost their lives would be the last to be killed the sultan says a dispute between herdsman over land and resources has been made more dangerous by a large amount of weapons coming in from neighboring countries. the country has made a decision about arms smuggling from there for the central african republic and libya to prevent the introduction of weapons to the road weapons smugglers will be arrested and anyone with weapons will be arrested. when fighting began more than 5000 people fled their villages in white die and there were more displacement lucilla reaching. a 3 month state of emergency was imposed the obvious deployed
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there would dozens of arrests and weapons we see some borders with sudan libya and the central african republic have since been closed and the night curfew imposed but experts say present it to stab his appointment of a new sultan is only a short term solution to a long term crisis if you look at the governors of the different regions of chad they tend to last a very short period of time before president debbie into a matter that's not happy with their performance and replaces them the sultan's no different the dispute over the past so to date is both a cause and a result of the violence we're seeing at the moment. and moment of peace in the hollow shell of 400 year old sultans palace these tribal elders and come together to renovate this is start building but they have
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a much bigger challenge ahead to fill their historic room and ending tribal conflicts norbury manly al jazeera. india's space agency has lost contact with this moon lander as it made its final approach there were scenes of disappointment in the mission control center it's not known if the unmanned lunar lander named become crashed or suffered a technical fault india's $140000000.00 mission to the moon is called chandrayaan to the main craft as an orbiter which is mapping the lunar surface from about 100 kilometers above the moon lander called become named after an indian scientist separated from the orbiter on monday it was descending towards the unexplored south pole and contact was lost victim was meant to deploy a robotic rover to collect lunar samples india would have been only the 4th nation to land on the moon after the u.s. the soviet union and china if the mission had been a success has more from new delhi. there is
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a palpable sense of disappointment in india as many stayed up late in the night to watch the landing of the moon and in the last few seconds that contact was lost chief of india space research organization adelia said that the last 15 minutes of full of terror and terrifying they indeed were up but why that is disappointment that is also sympathy for the scientists who are undertaking such an endeavor and scientists believe that even though it has failed the data has so far been collected would be useful in finding out why its fate and what can be learned at the end of it from this exercise sympathies also that because this is a very cost effective mission the indian government spend $150000000.00 that's about half the water was used in producing hollywood movie the average us so how did succeeded it would have been a lesson for scientists all over the world to find out how these missions can be conducted in a cost effective manner other than that the stated mission stated goal of the mission was to research lunar soil to take images of lunar soil and send them to
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the earth in the last such mission india india's had tried to search for water and this time the focus was on soil it has failed bot prime minister modi has said very reassuring what's the scientists implying that there will be a next time. donald trump's economic advisor is warning that the u.s. trade war with china could take years to resolve of some posed by both sides hosting the world's 2 biggest economies and it's costing businesses in thailand too although some see potential opportunities scott had of reports from bangkok. with trade negotiations between the world's 2 biggest economies still a work in progress china's close and reliant neighbors are feeling the impact. on the outskirts of bangkok wrote the post runs a house where a company started by his father the medium sized business is heavily dependent on
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china factories their supply raw materials wrought upon users to manufacture products for his thai customers the trade war is costing him money but despite that he sees an upside. down i think there's benefit to be made china may have all the materials that are needed but here we have skilled labor who know the art and craft we can export our products without going through china or worry about the trade war in one high profile case thailand has actually won new business as a result of chinese tariffs on u.s. goods u.s. motorcycle giant harley davidson announced that it's moving the manufacturing of its china bound bikes from the u.s. to thailand by the end of the year this to avoid tariffs levied on imports of american vehicles. the company had actually opened a factory in thailand before the trade war to supply the growing east asian market but an economic advisor to one of thailand's largest companies warns of a threat not just to thailand but to the global supply chain if china and the us can't settle their differences soon. cleared war going to last longer
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they're going to have. long lasting change in iraq. that is now going to be me could become more. internet in the now rife in the economy that means china will rely less on neighboring countries for materials and goods producing more of it so that the bad news for countries like thailand its largest export market is china the economy here relies heavily on its big neighbor to the north so businesses could be forced to recalibrate their supply chains it's got harder al-jazeera bangkok calls are being made in the netherlands to ban an exhibition called design of the 3rd reich as well tash a bottle reports from the city of don't boast exhibits of nazi propaganda going on show in a museum opposite a synagogue. at all for hitler understood how bold design and imagery could
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motivate and convince people so he used its power to help fulfill his racist ambitions and create a nazi state that killed millions of people mainly jews in world war 2. this exhibition in the den boss in the netherlands examines how nazis use design for propaganda hitler understood that that's what the guy had to be used for his party and i wanted to be a powerful modern logo hitler came to power in 19336 years later germany invaded poland triggering world war 2 awesome design had helped feel nationalist anti jewish sentiment images recalled a romanticized past military uniforms was sharply tailored to promote fear the museum's director knows the showcasing the a statics of a deadly regime is controversial but he says it's important to take a critical look at history we are accustomed to present design or are what we
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consider good but we all know there is all also stuff we made that's that's not good ethical sense what's bad what's the fore. and while we decided to research it while it was possible that we have to face history because it's us you know we are in it we're not nancy's but we're defined by just opposite the design museum happens to be a den bosses cynical kids a coincidence but nevertheless it is a stark reminder of why this exhibition is controversial nazi forces occupied the netherlands for nearly 5 years in world war 2 and in that time 3 quarters of the jewish population was killed among the victims was and frank a jewish girl who was deported by the nazis and died in a concentration camp her famous diary detail take years hiding in an attic in amsterdam after graphs father was a dutch resistance fighter he says the exhibition nora finds the nazi era and
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should be banned it is. not only to jewish people but also to people with low background. related to resistance people it's it's well if it hurts it which it shouldn't be there 75 years after allied forces liberated the netherlands the divisions over the exhibition highlight that while nazi occupation is in the past its painful legacy is still very present natasha butler al-jazeera then boasts the netherlands. this is all just these are the top stories hopes of salvaging the 2050 nuclear deal with iran have suffered another blow to crowds atomic agency has announced its 3rd major step in scaling back its commitments it says it can now increase in richmond levels beyond 20 percent that's on the steps away from weapons grade uranium iran
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says that could be quickly reversed if europe delivers promised sanctions relief the lawyer says that if the west fulfilled their commitments. we will return to implementing our commitments but as we move forward the situation will get more difficult the european side must also realize that there isn't much time left if they want to take action they must do it as soon as possible the dutch government says it's disappointed a potential. key witness linked to the downing of malaysia airlines flight m h 17 was included in a prisoner swap between russia and ukraine blood was among the 35 prisoners released by ukraine on saturday in return 24 ukrainian sailors and 11 other prisoners are being greeted by their families in kiev after being handed back by russia the sailors were captured near the crimean peninsula last november and accused of illegally entering russia the 2 countries exchange 35 prisoners on each
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side how they can do it again is not known to have killed at least $43.00 people in the bahamas the total is expected to rise because hundreds of islanders remain unaccounted for. in hong kong demonstrators in the district of kowloon have set fire to a makeshift street barrier police have used tear gas to disperse them earlier police stopped another protest from targeting the airport trains didn't stop on the way to the airport in a bid to prevent demonstrators getting there last month protesters shut down one of the world's busiest airports for 2 days a former sudanese president obama share has been denied bail by a court in khartoum on saturday he's facing charges of corruption and illegal use of foreign funds by sheer says the $25000000.00 he received from the saudi crown prince mohammed bin solomon wasn't used for private purposes is lawyer says his client denies all charges against him and those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after risking it all live in the.
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000 camino is a ghost station in the south of the democratic republic of congo. there's been no train service for 5 months but now it's running again. the train left lubumbashi
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the 2nd largest city 5 days ago. no one knows when it will arrive. but the train everyone is waiting for has a surprising name calling dell or the swallow. he. thought. news of the swallows arrival spreads like wildfire via the bush telegraph all word of mouth. it's the cheapest rail service in the d.r. congo like a local bus it stops a virtually every station and drools huge crowds. half of them a street vendors at every stop even in the remotest villages the station becomes an instant market. the. arab c
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or muslim or c arab or i don't know if that is the idea of home program yet are several 6 servers there. but i'm going to the good. guy. but there's not much time for selling. the train is already packed. the passengers clamber for remaining seats. there this. guy. has been riding this train for 20 years. he knows what to expect. them to come see but he got there i think because the self emphasizing the decision
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deducted the paula was to start something on public will be. going to. be said to see let's. sit by young today. one of them i did the 50 a day for these young people for the business. on this i see alone he said so this it's a sonic as i said if. you. have people cram into would have a space they can find. nearly 2000 people all together 3 times the officially permitted capacity for those who want to able to find a place or who can't afford a ticket there's always the root. images are you quite open about what it is and you say that it is only a few simple words you will let your guard up that might ever tell you but only do
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it when you said it was up some of them were. located in the heart of the continent the democratic republic of congo is the largest country in sub-saharan africa. the swallow crosses half the country from lubumbashi to aleppo and is the only link between remote villages and the outside world. the swallow has been around for more than 50 years. the old engine was bought 2nd hand in south africa. a relay of 10 drivers is needed to cover the 1600 kilometer journey. yet. the driver is 63 years
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old missed him a long go has one of the hardest parts of the trip. 120 kilometers of trouble see above the river where we've never done that he said doesn't that it's already. got this on the same time that i thought about said yeah a physical that's why the trip was this every something that they have. missed him a long go is the master on board and supplements his income following 10 passengers to. travel in the driver's cabin. it's as close as he gets to 1st class on the train. and. back in 2nd class the challenge is to avoid stepping on someone as you try and move around the carriage. it's something
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clima can't get used to. playing up but that was said on bus in the us he said it could set up over cement throughout the whole city come in may it it may be someone else sends us a segment called did you know think this thing could see a lot of it this was just one bus they call buffy among them on the song baby song they put out a video of the interview to. let you know not to lose the passengers take as much luggage as they can. so put a corner media. on a cd expose it equally possible i love. you. tube clip the full song too we're. supposed to keep playing along as of old to see the form of people to. extraordinary things sometimes happen. when i was in
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my mind as i was on my side i know you. think you don't want to see what you want to do and i did it for those again recently in my own sun i love. the most in the sun sun no. doubt but. it does. argue we are forming current events because you say you will see. the train can also be a death trap to load the foot to be truly successful for. because i said at 1st i'm a sucker for sumo think we're pretty good for such gus also with our gun laws they'll take this less than a month to help us in my life and. last year the snares maine and several passengers.
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and those in 3rd class risked their lives up here on the rigs. they can easily get knocked off the moving train. now wait i got nothing for going up with. her dad is out that something was going to be spoiled boy what about her. place. his fellow travelers up on 3rd class have to remain alert a lapse in attention could be fatal. but they believe it's a good job. because. the danger comes not just from above but also from the sun. even if the moderate speed
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of 30 kilometers an hour on a tree branch can come up like a machete. but there are a lot of the similar there's a lot of other. so forth you're better boards. ready these ready are some of the remotest areas of the d.r. congo. as dawn breaks free men are preparing for
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a long journey. they're traveling salesman training in kosov a flower and home oil in the villages they work for smile. and we're going on a mobile version you should know the on what it was you were doing what you do does your mom want to malala offer for you one of them was to give them all so much do you go one on one ok one your food food. man and his companions a setting out on an arduous 160 kilometer journey through villages in the country south. it will probably take them around 4 or 5 days when. you look at the little. town.
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and. most of the villages are in the middle of nowhere and reaching them means travelling on dirt tracks so the congolese improvise. they converge and reinforce their bicycles to withstand the poor conditions and up to 300 kilos of merchandise. no. you cool live son of. the market is no fool you know him be sure to put a foot or put a foot in the kitchen and i will put you know you. don't know my name was difficult
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to see. to believe. but. it takes remarkable willpower to undertake such a journey. was. completely. stupid for. belief. that. you go no no no we are no more but was there but it was different was in
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john jones or was there something good to know we know. by nightfall they reach a village. the ones they won't sleep by the side of the road but in the church. this will be their only meal for the day. for. me. here in this you impose him over the good don't focus on community guys you're one unit guys you. a woman whose son was good enough to go for seen you know it's going to. hear the noise you know funny you know he's up to. come out we know zocor book. the new york attitude good luck to wind up my song was just if we later find it was just too much fun in the muslim movie live play she
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got i didn't want to cause it was a joke when the window muscle thing did look come and go say look at the mush so he didn't need to dump the bucket on. the village of his statue is 60 kilometers away. another 3 days of hard labor. photos yeah the forwards coach. a man and his family i'm on the train. by waving a red scarf he's been able to stop the train at this tiny village in the middle of
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the bush go up up. up so i'm just. going in that would you just got any idea where what when where i mean i'm sure. it's often like this. hard work for little pay. mr malone go belly ends $140.00 a month. or never. and i said by that time i had it out of the kind of ram why i want to 1st of all what they did for the most open. my. head was going to simply. see ever go to still pick up a bottle of anything let up on that.
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but right now his main concern is the state of the truck. he has to reduce speed to less than 10 kilometers an hour. at this point the rails are not really aligned anymore richard but that's why it was that our luck therefore loaded up with this sob into. this outfit a simple society said fuck i. got to show. that i said you got. to get out there just trust going to the dump risking up i said about lasts just. turn dodger you know what reversion to this about budget talks argue it out yet is good i will not go.
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back in the bush man and his 2 associates have covered a 3rd of their journey but the day is off to a bad start as one bike has had a puncture. somebody get out the welcome. and we hope it's the 5th time in one day. without a repair kit to a new in a cheap. patches the punch up with a piece of rubber from an old cheap one hopes for the best.
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most men and his companions still have another 30 kilometers to go to reach the next village. and you'll come up with one you're sure if you're going to come with on what a king him when i need help or you open up what. we give. you know you don't need a huge bump up on. me and your hunger. and fatigue. they barely had the strength to push their bikes any further.
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i don't know. what i'm going to call when we want to go. but i think it will make a moment i wonder if the corner q. . might make a good. and perhaps their prayers have been answered the rain has stopped and they finally arrived. the booms along here one young.
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girl on. the bit of a. minute. 7 a far away you. will be up on.
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your wall. the 3 companions journey will soon be over when they get home in a week's time delavan enough money to feed their families. back home build the swallow the danger has passed the rails all straight again. some from the time. but just when everything seems more or less normal missed him a long go is confronted with a new problem. the train is losing speed. eventually it comes to a complete still. the fact that he does so in the middle of a village is no coincidence. mr malone go believes it's sabotage he suspects the
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vendor is the one known as traffickers in the deal congo. this is because a lot of people saw. it go through the world got through that does that it's very different i speak up i think. we go back to the stasi. methods but then again i would love to get to. those who do know 6 it's not about a. picture has been riding the swallow for 10 years on this trip he's selling soldiering while the next time he'll sell something else
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about it on the way the train provides him with a living one to do so but i think i suck up to my children and to government to do it to them it would have to be my lot more to it than that lou not be so is eloquent about but they said if i have a booklet i know you've been to so much notice about that if you go most in august about the no we're going to succumb with an absolute those only one about the time that the other no muslim yet to be so cruel to use. that. would say that i would. come. back to. mr molong go still has 900 kilometers to go before reaching a labor of the trains final destination. if all goes well the 1600
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kilometer journey will have taken 8 days. to swallow continues on its way. despite the obstacles it's a necessary but precarious lifeline to thousands of connally. in the heart of the amazon bolivian family as the family lives in peril to harvest brazil nuts. getting the congo to the capital is an even more dangerous challenge. risking its own delivery out. on al-jazeera. in an ordinary week to even atar
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a diehard assad did not the only functioning hospital in town in north eastern south sudan and his steam operate on around 60 patients the united nations refugee agency nominated him for the prestigious nansen award which you won in recognition of his work and the incredibly difficult to constance's. south sudan has been in conflict since 2013 the war has divided the country along ethnic lines 200000 people most of them refugees from sudan's blue nile state even this remote town and looked to be a bad hospital for all their medical needs. destroyed almost the infrastructure which. in. almost all the way including little was obstructed in the process of who you know visions of the mother to walk into the city that they're supposed to. was. 3 months of protests
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unprecedented scale have virtually paralyzed hong kong what began as opposition to an extradition law has escalated into a broader pro-democracy anti-government movement. so how and why has this crisis developed and what the protesters want. in the 1st of 2 special reports people in power traces the dramatic evolution of hong kong summer of defiance on a 0. this is al jazeera. elephant oh harvey one came out santa maria this is the news hour from al-jazeera. we have to do all this to finish these horrible war. ukraine's president says a mass prisoner swap is the 1st step in easing tensions with russia. they don't
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really believe only what you see in the movies like those and the. clips you watch on you tube is listen real 100 still missing in the bahamas amid warnings of a staggering final death toll from hurricane dorian and ready to take nuclear enrichment to a whole new level iran says time is fast running out to salvage the 2015 euclidean and i'm lee harvey with sports ferrari are on pole for their next group home ground prix but all the talk is about how the driver of this f. 3 car managed to walk away from this sport crash. so russia and ukraine of carried out a major prisoner exchange that's been hailed as a 1st step in perhaps easing tensions that led to moscow's an extension of crimea and a 5 year long conflict in eastern ukraine 35 prisoners have been released by each
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side it includes the 24 ukrainian sailors who were captured near crimea among those released by ukraine is a witness in the downing of malaysian airlines flight m h 17 a move that angered the netherlands we lost many of its citizens in the tragedy ukraine's new president says he hopes to end the conflict that has killed more than 13000 people. 2 connection telephone connection between 2 presidents and we have if your. staff. have said to our journalist so you prayed for me and establishment in 2 hour long team that week we have to begin we have to begin all the steps i hope will have the nearest meeting in normandy permanently and the big about it and will be all the steps during the. the future i during the nearest future we have to do all the steps to finish these
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horrible war there's been international reaction the german chancellor angela merkel welcomed the change she said this exchange of prisoners between russia and ukraine is a sign of hope it's worth continuing the hard work to implement the minsk a court and the french foreign minister. said this is a gesture that reflects the willingness of russia and ukraine to resume dialogue that allows people to see an end to a 5 year conflict which continues to kill dozens of people every month let's start with said danson in moscow with more details on the prisoner swap. this is the 1st major positive move between russia and ukraine since the conflict started in 2014 prisoners exchange including a person who was sentenced to jail for 20 years all accents also ukrainian filmmaker who has also been on a hunger strike 445 days a manage to get home today meeting his family after 45 years in prison here in the
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north of russia his release is seen as a major concession by russia by vladimir putin and it shows that was and is willing to negotiate with presidents alinsky off ukraine but he wanted something in return and the person who went back from ukraine to moscow is vladimir the same a key witness in the n.h.s. and seen as a downer of a malaysian airliner in 2014 will kill that killed 298 people russia insisted of having this person was actually a ukrainian national and was captured by ukrainian security forces a few months ago to be brought to moscow where he arrived today especially dutch prosecutors were very angry about this because they have opened his amateur for teen case and they wanted to question him but as the dutch authorities have announced they managed to talk to him before he was moved to moscow so in the last couple of days the whole exchange of these prisoners of 7 to people was or it's
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hanging on this one person and alinsky had made this confession because for him the 24 sale of ukrainian sailors who were imprisoned here in russia were captured last year in the courage trade was an important victory he promised to bring them back home during his election and campaign and he managed to fulfill his promise so now the way is open for negotiations there's a possible meeting of the so-called normandy group which consists of germany france ukraine and russia maybe even just a month or a. when the negotiations about what's happening in eastern ukraine and a possible solution for that area could be discussed but what this whole exchange shows and also the delays that have happened is that the. bargaining position of russia and of president putin is very strong and that they hope that of course the concessions will come from the ukrainian side as the foreign ministry in moscow has
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put it they say. has shown to be a sensible person who is willing to compromise with us now from moscow because who is from the russian academy of sciences it's good to have you with us so everyone seems to be very positive about this the ukrainian president was we've heard from the germans and the french as well they think it is a good 1st step do you share that enthusiasm. yes this is a very good step and i would like to say that this is a step towards the direction of building it thrusts a soul or way to trust between the 2 countries between the russian for the ration and republic of ukraine because so far so far there were no it's raw stand. people were very much hostile to each other and now after these swap of the
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prisoners. $35.00 to $35.00 between russia and ukraine there is a hope for that these thrust will finally developer and there will be more forceful negotiations even arms of these so-called are not among far much signal the case though that the russians got a better deal here in the ukrainians actually had to give up more what i mean is one of the 24 sailors who got released by russia they had to be released anyway they've gone through the whole process already and also russia got back the suspects for m.h. 17 which is a really big win. i don't think that russia will gain more than ukraine actually because that was the receiver the reciprocal agreements actually in the north of the these 2 sides especially i think are on the level of far too proud to serve rather than zelinsky of ukraine and
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rather than putting off russian federation agreed to exchange to to a swap of the. reason this action and these numbers normally and ultimately don't have such a sacred meaning because the main thing here i guess is that finally the 2 countries made a step toward towards each other and made these small this is the main thing here is president zelinsky the difference now a new face in russia some sorry in ukraine i should say someone who's willing to negotiate and maybe even compromise. you know i think that there probably is a little. whether he was even elected as a president or made some promises to the people who were supporting him and this was the promise to release the 20 8 busy sailors from russian t.v.
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and are also huge he promised that to get their relations between ukraine and russia bats i actually saw i think that. time will show actually what the kind of president he will be but what could be sat with the bush is that he would be better president for ukraine than the former president mr poroshenko that in his sudden cause i'm glad you could join us on the news hour thank you for your time. we move to other news and the effort to save lives continues in the bahamas in the aftermath of hurricane dorian the u.s. coast guard is evacuating people to the capital now many are coming from the hardest hit iman's of grand bahama and most are without the basics food water shelter in fact the united nations says more than 70000 people are now in need of bicycle systems but relief efforts have been hampered by infrastructure damage pia's runways down communications and at least 43 people confirmed dead and the
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government is saying that the final death toll actually could be quite staggering those evacuating leaving behind well that sort of thing widespread destruction all over the islands. off that are going to be really do is are in rio is they got a really good he would you see in the movies like those and the dharm says the clips you watch on you do it was just unreal. with us now from freeport in the bahamas i mean well tell us about what you've been seeing. a local all yes we're in freeport grand bahama this is an area of the country that was worst hit by the storm where we are right now is actually the hotel district of freeport we're on our way to a shelter where we hear that many of the displaced have been taken behind me you can see some of these boarded up businesses empty streets this would be a part of town that would normally be bustling with tourists but really there isn't a single tourist in sight in fact those tourists that have remained here on the
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island are desperately looking for a way to get out what we've been seeing over the last few days hopping from island to island just yesterday we were on the island of abaco in the community of marsh harbor this was the worst hit area by hurricane dory and i want to just remind our viewers this was a category 5 storm that took 36 hours to make it across the northern region of the bahamas with wind gusts upwards of 350 kilometers per hour it wasn't just those heavy winds that caused so much destruction here kemal it was this storm surge even several kilometers inland you can still. see where we are holmes businesses entire communities entire neighborhoods were sitting in at least 3 meters of water when we were flying into freeport just yesterday afternoon you could see from above the destruction just the scale of the devastation here on the island of grand bahama trees snapped in half power lines littering the highways entire neighborhoods flattened as if as if a nuclear bomb had gone off it really is a nightmarish scene on this island and as you mentioned already come on not only is
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there a concern over shortages of food water and medicine but there is just this general this general collective call for help from the international community we know that that several international tourist agencies cruise liners have been donating food but there is a sense of urgency here that there isn't enough food there isn't enough water and that this crisis can still get can still get far worse well 45 people confirmed dead and then this would is used staggering that the final death toll could be staggering i mean that could be anything if there need sort of indication of how bad this could get. that that's right and that one of the reasons i think that we're still hearing these conservative estimates on the death tolls is because there are still parts of the bahamas that search and rescue teams have not arrived in yet when we were leaving the island of abaco yesterday there were hundreds of people crowding the runway desperately looking for a way out desperately trying to get there themselves on flights that are only now starting to arrive in some of these i.

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